|Type: Battery Powered, Fixed-Slide, Electric
Model: Glock 18C
7.2V 200mAh Ni-Cd “Micro-Battery”
Special wall charger included.
Muzzle Velocity: 210FPS
Magazine Capacity: 30
A new, totally redesigned, fixed-slide electric pistol released by Tokyo Marui.
Performance and operating mechanics are night and day difference when compared
to Tokyo Marui’s previous electric blowback pistol line. The Glock 18C actually
has a miniature mechbox inside.
Power comes from a new “Micro-Battery” that uses a contact tab (similar to those
on cordless drills), eliminating the need for wires or plugs. The battery is
located directly underneath the barrel, housed in the bottom front portion of
the lower receiver.
The on/off switch is actually the right side take down tab. Inside the gun,
there is a large switch that pushes the battery out of the gun. Included with
the battery is a new wall charger. Charging time is approximately 45 minutes,
and there seems to be an automatic cut-off on the charger. A small red light on
the charger switches off when finished.
Considering the small size of the battery pack, it can maintain a decent amount
of runtime, approx 750 shots/ 25 mags.
The mechbox is located in the grip of the gun. The gears inside the mechbox are
all metal construction. They basically look like scaled down parts one would
normally find in a stock mechbox from Tokyo Marui. There is a small motor, a
series of 4 gears, and a piston/cylinder set.
The magazine is a detachable type that will hold 30 bb’s. It is very slim and a
player could easily hold a bunch of extra mags without taking up much space.
There is a dial-type adjustable hop-up located on the left side under the slide.
Unlike gas guns the G18 can be shot without the slide so adjusting the hop-up is
Consistency is the thing for this new gun. Very solid and surprising shot
groupings on both semi- and full-auto firing. Velocity is on the lower side
(about 210fps). Far stronger than the previous Electric Blowback pistols, but
weaker than traditional gas pistols. A very surprising performance feature of
this gun is the almost flat firing trajectory. With help from the hop-up,
distances around 120 feet have been measured.
The full-auto rate of fire clocks in at 11rds/sec. During firing, the Glock
sounds more like an AEG than anything else, with a very strong air pop. Unlike
the EBBs and minis) Nothing toy-like about this gun. It’s almost like shooting
An interesting and fun alternative to the traditional gas pistol, the Glock 18C
would no doubt be a very good choice for indoor and close-quarters games, and is
still decent for outdoor use. Although lacking the power of gas guns, it more
than makes up for this in accuracy and shot groupings.
Semi Auto, 8m, .20g BB
Full Auto, 8m, .20g BB, R.O.F. 11rd/s
As of this writing, there are only two aftermarket accessories available, both
made by Marui.
The first to arrive will be a High-Capacity Magazine, second will be a larger
battery pack (that will look like a tac-light). Currently there are no
performance upgrades for the Glock, although if this gun is well received, that
could very well change.
News from Grant:
Since writing this review many Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan companies have
produced upgrade parts including mini battery adapters, bearing/bushings,
springs, spring guides, piston heads and cylinders. Outer accessories such as
silencer adapters, scope rails, and longer barrels are also available in Asia
and soon the US. More is on the way.
Tyler Woo has been involved with survival games since 1991 and has been
modifying and repairing airsoft guns for over 8 years. He is very proficient in
repairing and upgrading sniper rifles and gas guns. In 2003, he opened his own
store called Impact Games. You can visit his store at:
98-027 Hekaha Unit3-19